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Watermark Woods: Growing Native

By critterologist
August 23, 2021

Discover THE native plant destination for mid-Atlantic gardeners.

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Name: Bria
Northern VA (Zone 7a)
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Bschmuck
Aug 26, 2021 8:36 PM CST
On your recommendation, I visited today! I was looking for a place that interests me that I could take the kiddos to visit until I have to pick the oldest up from the bus stop!

It was delightful. Beautiful surroundings, interesting plants. We went away with a few different Coreopsis and some cute winecup plants.

There were tadpoles in the aquatic plant basins that my kids got a huge kick out of. I had to stop my toddler from manhandling a monarch larvae that was extremely ready to pupate. Ultimately, the staff there came to the rescue by encouraging my kids to play with their little garden gnome figurine town, so I could keep looking.

We had lunch there in the shade before leaving. We'll definitely be back. Did you mention there is the added bonus of a winery next door? That's how I can get my husband excited about visiting a native plant nursery an hour plus away. Thanks for the recommendation!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Aug 27, 2021 10:03 AM CST
So glad you loved it too! I'm even more delighted your kiddos had fun. Green Grin!

D'Oh! Should've mentioned the winery. Loudon County has several...
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tantefrancine
Sep 8, 2021 12:42 PM CST
@Your article was excellent Jill. Wish I could have join the group!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Sep 8, 2021 1:44 PM CST
I know... we need to do things on weekends, too! :-)

Anytime you want to make a swing up that way, post in the MAG forum and see if anybody wants to meet up.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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